THE DESIGNS OF LOUIS NAPOLEON
THE division between the Belgian province and the new Grand Duchy was not effected immediately, even though King William claimed his portion promptly on June 11, 1839. Luxemburg deputies continued to sit in the Belgian parliament until 1841, and various anomalous conditions prevailed for a long time. The existing laws, except those hostile to Holland, were declared valid until further notice, but efforts were made to eradicate Belgian features and to prepare the way for bureaucratic methods,--efforts that were vigorously opposed by officials and people alike who resented "Germanization" and were determined to resist it.1
In 1840, William I. resigned his sovereignty of Holland, as his kingdom is termed in English, and was succeeded by his son as William II., who was, according to Treitschke, restless, fantastic, excitable, changeable as the weather, busied with all sorts of plans, giving ear to all sorts of schemes.
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Publication information: Book title: Luxemburg and Her Neighbours:A Record of the Political Fortunes of the Present Grand Duchy from the Eve of the French Revolution to the Great War, with a Preliminary Sketch of Events from 963 to 1780. Contributors: Ruth Putnam - Author. Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1918. Page number: 324.
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